Now... will the movie industry take note?
Give people a reasonably priced product and let them use it wherever they like, and people will pay for it. Most people are not thieves and are quite to happy to pay their way in the world. Yes, there are some that refuse to pay, and they are probably also the people who will happily take the time to bypass DRM any way.
Now, the film industry needs to take note. I have Skyfall on triple play.
So, I thought I'd give it a whirl on my Nexus 7, just to see how it works, using the legitimate "Plays Anywhere" version and software. Constant server disconnects and twelve hours later, I have a file on my tablet. Why couldn't they have included this on the DVD? Watching the film I realised just how bad the picture quality was.
No way to improve that, so I popped the DVD into my laptop, and ripped a version off there. The file was slightly bigger than the downloaded version, but, the picture quality is far superior.
What are the chances of me ever trying a digital copy again? Zero. Takes far too long and the final product isn't worth the wait.
Oh, and the first time I tried this useless software, I ended up getting around a dozen different codes from Fox support, none of which would work, so in the end I gave up even trying. Why did I bother trying again?
The solution? Just put a DRM free version of the film on a DVD in something like MP4 format, which just about anything can play, and stop worrying about the pirates, who are perfectly capable of bypassing whatever obstructions are put in place. Make it easy to really watch a film anywhere, and next time there's a choice between DVD/BluRay and a version including a digital copy, I'll pick the digital version. Oh, and don't bother charging extra for it either.